A Colorado police officer no doubt got a surprise when he pulled over a car that had a gas can strapped in a child car seat while a toddler was sitting next to it without a car seat.
The officer in Aurora, Colo., who pulled the vehicle over snapped a photo of the back seat, where the child and gas can were sitting.
The mother was cited for a car seat violation.
The Colorado Department of Transportation posted the picture on its Facebook page with the following message:
“Unbelievable! This heartbreaking photo was taken by an officer with the Aurora Police Department during Click It or Ticket enforcement last week. Share it to remind everyone that life is precious, so please be responsible and make sure children are properly restrained in the appropriate child safety seat.”